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  Definition of summons
  1. a writ issued by authority of law; usually compels the defendant''s attendance in a civil suit; failure to appear results in a default judgment against the defendant
  2. an order to appear in person at a given place and time
  3. a request to be present; "they came at his bidding"
  4. call in an official matter, such as to attend court
Similar Words: process, bidding, summon, cite

 

Hyponyms: citation, monition, process of monition, ticket, call up, vouch, vouch in, demand

 

Derivational Morphology: serve, process, swear out, action, sue, litigate, summon, cite, invite, bid, citation

 

 
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